Loader, MBR and the boot process
avg at icyb.net.ua
Mon Jan 25 09:19:09 UTC 2010
on 25/01/2010 04:41 Robert Noland said the following:
> On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 07:57 +1100, Mark Andrews wrote:
>> offset The offset of the start of the partition from the beginning of
>> the drive in sectors, or * to have bsdlabel calculate the correct
>> offset to use (the end of the previous partition plus one, ignor-
>> ing partition `c'. For partition `c', * will be interpreted as
>> an offset of 0. The first partition should start at offset 16,
>> because the first 16 sectors are reserved for metadata.
> Ok, now this has my attention... My gut feeling right now is that this
> is a bug in geom_part_bsd. I don't understand why the label isn't
> protected. (Adding -b 16 when adding the swap partition fixes this)
> Another project to goes on my list...
> If anyone knows why this is done like this... please share.
I presume that this is for purely historic reasons.
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